Sunday Salmon Fishing Rules

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The rules regarding fishing for Salmon on a Sunday are clear and haven’t changed….there is no legal right to fish for salmon on a Sunday. The DSFB highlights this as it has come to our attention that an angler was caught fishing in Sorn today and claimed he didn’t know that Sunday fishing for salmon […]

Glaisnock Fish Pass

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Over a year has passed since the Glaisnock fish pass was completed at the A76 road culverts. There have been many moans and groans about this but the fish pass is functional and there’s nothing to stop trout and salmon going through it if they want to. Ayrshire Rivers Trust staff checked the fish pass […]

Burnock Dam

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Ayrshire Rivers Trust staff looked at the Burnock Dam on the Burnock Water again today and are keen to see improvements for fish passage. While this dam may not be impassible, it is to most fish and therefore is a significant barrier to migrating trout and salmon. Upstream lies miles of excellent habitat that is […]

Pollution on the Lugar

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ART staff came across pollution entering the Ayr near the new Academy site at Cumnock this lunchtime. This is one of several incidents they have reported to SEPA from this outfall and so far no one has been able to pinpoint which developer/builders are responsible. While the main river was running clear and  dispersed the […]

Too Much Water

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It has been a disappointing season for anglers so far with virtually no water in the early part of the season followed by too much water since June. August was the wettest month in several years and the river ran high constantly. Of course that doesn’t mean there’s no fish but it does mean that […]